Personal Directives

As I begin to look into my personal plan for turning a piece of property into a haven, I think it important to set out some prime directives of my own. Core tenets that express the guiding principles around which the rest of the plan will be built. Things that I can look to when I have to make a decision between A and B, that will guide that decision and keep those decisions consistent and cohesive. Here is an initial list, for further refinement after consultation with my Angel and deeper pondering.

In no particular order:

· All actions should promote good stewardship

· Design should be inviting, uplifting and mysterious. Some motifs include Celtic, Hobbits and 221B Baker Street

· Producers should also be aesthetic

· Function over form, but not purely

· All design should maximize efficiency and as much as possible be self-sustaining and low-time management

· Preservation of genetic and historical diversity

· The site should facilitate teaching and community development

· Plan generationally and by phase

· Native species are better than non-native, heirloom over hybrid

· Utilize local building materials throughout

· Bring the outside inside

· Everything has multiple uses


About cptcaveman

An Army Major, my family and I are in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. We enjoy photography, cooking, reading and outdoor sports like hunting, fishing and trapping.
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2 Responses to Personal Directives

  1. In an effort to promote knowledge, please look at “The Natural Way of Farming” by Masanobu Fukuoka.

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